Students could be prevented from returning home at weekends, Foster warns

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on September 22nd, 2020 by steve

“Students may be prevented from returning home at the weekends if coronavirus continues to spread in Belfast and other university towns, Arlene Foster has warned. Mrs Foster’s comments come amid concerns about the potential for students residing together in large numbers during the week bringing Covid-19 back to their local areas …” (more)

[Belfast Telegraph, 22 September]

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Holyland: Students suspended as almost 200 Covid notices issued

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on September 22nd, 2020 by steve

“A number of students have been suspended from Queen’s University following disorder in the Holyland area of south Belfast in recent days. It’s after the university received notifications of coronavirus regulation breaches from the PSNI, which led to the suspension of the students for two weeks …” (more)

[Eimear McGovern, Belfast Telegraph, 22 September]

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Class ranking information to be released to Leaving Cert students

Posted in Teaching on September 22nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Students who received calculated grades under this year’s Leaving Certificate process will be able to see the class ranking their teacher gave them from next Monday. The Department of Education says it is making the information available to students through the calculated grades online portal after receiving legal advice on the issue …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 22 September]

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Gender pay gap widening for graduates – survey

Posted in Research on September 22nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“New research shows that female graduates in Ireland expect to earn up to 14% less than their male counterparts a year. The latest global talent market research by Irishjobs.ie, in partnership with employer brand specialist Universum, reveals a significant difference in the annual salary expectations of male and female graduates …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 22 September]

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Showcase: NCAD moves its creative works online

Posted in Governance and administration on September 22nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“It’s a showcase of art with a difference this year at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) as it looks to overcome the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Dublin college has created a digital catalogue to showcase the work of its graduates, who were ‘robbed of the opportunity’ of NCAD’s annual event …” (more)

[Ryan Nugent, Independent, 22 September]

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Professors share €26m windfall as drugs firm they founded four years ago sold for €380m

Posted in Research on September 22nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Professors Luke O’Neill and Matt Cooper will share a windfall of up to €26m following the sale of the healthcare business they co-founded just four years ago …” (more)

[Ellie Donnelly, Independent, 22 September]

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We’re obsessed with university degrees in this country – but college isn’t for everyone

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Teaching on September 22nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“As the Provost of Trinity College Dublin, I’m often asked for advice about which university somebody’s daughter or son should attend, or if they should attend university at all. The question is understandable but impossible to answer unless one knows the potential student well …” (more)

[Patrick Prendergast, Irish Times, 22 September]

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NUIG Students’ Union calls on local TDs to take meaningful action on student fees

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on September 22nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“NUI Galway Students’ Union has joined USI and NUS-USI in the launch of the Education for All campaign which is calling for immediate action on Higher Education funding. The organisation that represents 374,000 students across the island of Ireland has written an open letter to Minister Simon Harris asking him to take action on a number of key areas …” (more)

[Michael Malone, Galway Daily, 21 September]

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Orientation Week to Take Place Virtually

Posted in Teaching on September 22nd, 2020 by steve

Ireland“It has been announced that Orientation Week will take place solely online. University College Dublin (UCD) Registrar Mark Rogers declared in an email that Orientation Week, a week dedicated to helping first-year students navigate college life, will take place virtually following the revised public health guidelines released by the government on Friday …” (more)

[Mahnoor Choudhry, College Tribune, 21 September]

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